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Saku Koivu talks about his experience being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ten years ago.
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Soccer can you believe it's been ten years since you were diagnosed but not -- upon. While it doesn't. It seems that that -- that it was yesterday when it happened leaves something to think about it it's as time goes goes by very quickly and obvious nowadays there's been so long you think of placed all the time but it's but -- days to think about it then. And ten years it's it's a huge. Mark for Meehan and you know I'm glad to be here your battle with cancer very well documented. When He came back even as innovation and the outpouring of fan support Montreal that the fans -- not support help you battled through. Absolutely I mean -- visitor early on when when I was diagnosed. To support and help that I got you know first -- -- -- -- that. And then my friends that but just everybody -- challenge in front to back and then relied. Emails and then you know letters to me god was this is overwhelming that. I think that's the the most important thing early on for anybody goes through the battle cancers too. That's forces have to universal going through which He did not being cancer free. How does that change your life does that put more things in perspective absolutely it's it's kind of unfortunate that that I got -- state law many times that paralyzed seems to be to be easy. To really take it time and and and then you look back and and it's Spitzer early on you know He appreciated some of the little things -- -- shown only on how listen and city known better than. I'm walking in and don't sound it was shelved those things back then. It's but yet I I -- -- -- very differently and I was not in the found indicates. You know puts an -- to. For -- going through this disease what advice would you give -- now that you've been through it. It's a shop when you find out there's no doubt there's in the you know you you're obviously I'm afraid for your life. But we kind of I had this 10. Early on my influence isn't it treatment this. Always find me in -- -- -- trying to find something positive over every day something the last votes. You know it's tough at times that's happening to -- that this money if they stay positive. I think goes a long way in and and then. Like -- -- -- on his -- your friends your senior family. Iran's UN and nobody has to go through that have put themselves soccer fever much in this great thank you.